You are a Journalist.
We are Pangea.

Owned by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Pangea is a powerful, custom designed web-based content management system (CMS) tailored for online journalism. Thousands of journalists use it every day, publishing news in more than 60 languages across 200 countries and territories worldwide. Whether a reporter “on-location” video streaming breaking news live or an editor behind a desk responding to a reader’s comment, Pangea is a simple to use one-stop publishing solution, reaching audiences instantly.

Experience and Reliability

A Vibrant Ecosystem of Products Services

Our goal is to make news publishing on the web as simple as possible. All of our products are built in-house by our experienced web development team, based on the Microsoft.NET platform, SQL Server Database and open source tools such as ffmpeg.

We also pay special attention to security (our products are FISMA compliant) and reliability of our solutions (we operate in a fully redundant environment, with a backup site located outside of the RFE/RL building). With over 7 years of in-house development, Pangea Digital has evolved into a vibrant ecosystem of products and services operating together to solve the problems of our users.

All-in-One Solution

CMS Means Pangea

What makes Pangea unique is its integration and ease of use. All forms of content are supported on a single platform: video, audio, images, live streaming, user generated content, blogs and, of course, articles. This integration enables quick, seamless publishing not only to a desktop or mobile site, but also directly to mobile/tablet applications, SmartTV apps, social media platforms and third-party publishers. One click in Pangea and the content is live everywhere.

Another key feature of Pangea CMS is customization. Journalists have a high degree of autonomy and flexibility to create different layout configurations on the frontend instantly. This logic of information architecture and overall look and feel of our client facing properties are designed by our team of highly talented UX/UI designers and product managers.

Pangea TV

Stream Your Videos Worldwide

Pangea TV is an integrated video broadcasting feature available within Pangea CMS. It allows Pangea users to create, manage and publish dynamic live video content on the Internet. Webmasters can define the TV shows in a classic real time “rundown” format and organize them by date and time in their Pangea Video Scheduler. Each show could, for example, consist of multiple live streams and pre-recorded videos from the Pangea archive. The shows can be automated, relying on the scheduler, or managed using the Pangea Show Manager. Pangea TV also supports embed codes for 3rd party platforms.

PangeaGO

Pangea in Your Pocket

PangeaGO is designed to record and stream live video news events to the web by using just a smart phone. Video that was streamed directly to CMS is also automatically recorded and can be uploaded later in HD quality. The app also empowers journalists to directly contribute any type of content -- articles, photos, audio and video -- from the field. No need for a laptop. Plus, it affords our journalists a publishing platform that is small and inconspicuous, a big advantage in societies where journalists are in constant danger just for reporting the news.

Tightly integrated with the CMS, PangeaGO is a two way publishing tool. All content sent, including metadata (date, time, title, introduction) is automatically associated with the journalists’ broadcast service and ready for live streaming/publishing. Also, when an editor assigns a journalist to steam a live news event on-site, PangeaGO will notify the journalist when the service is ready for immediate streaming.

Audio & Video Broadcasting

Broadcast Yourself

Pangea is a robust multimedia platform. It supports live streaming, recording and editing of all audio and video content. For example, audio or video features can be cut from full-length shows and uploaded so that it can be listened or watched as a stand alone, or attached as related content to an article. The CMS also offers full scheduling functionality. Journalists can set up their service’s broadcast schedule using a calendar style template week allowing users to see the schedule, listen or view programs and download audio and video for any day desired.

Editorial Design

Data Visualization Support For Journalists

In addition to designing CMS backend pages, frontend public-facing websites and our catalogue of products and services, the Pangea Digital designers also enjoy working with journalists to create amazing infographics and microsites for our language services and BBG partners. One project, ‘Sochi 2014: Outside the Arena’ was nominated for the Association for International Broadcasting award. Another, “My Ukraine: Memory & Identity” was picked up by the Guardian.

New and Upcoming

The Best Will be Even Better

The Pangea Digital team never rests on past success. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve our products for journalists while creating new digital distribution opportunities and platforms for USIM. Below is a taste of recently launched beta and in development products.

Responsive

The New Pangea Experience

Responsive design is one code base that is developed to optimally display content, images and multimedia for any environment on any device. Simply put, one website that is built in a smart way to work seamlessly anywhere -- small and large screens, fast and slow networks, new and old devices. And we are not just developing in English. The website has to also work with right to left languages, such as Arabic, and up-to-down languages, such as Chinese. To our knowledge, we are the only team that is developing responsive design news sites for so many languages. Our closest peer is the BBC with 32 languages -- almost half of what we do. Most RFE/RL and VOA mobile responsive sites are live and we are on-track to have all desktop sites switched by next Summer.

Smart TV

News in Your Living Room

Another exciting product we are working on is Smart TV technology, delivering RFE/RL video and audio content directly to living room televisions. We are building our pilot product on the market-leading Samsung platform for two key language services, Ukrainian and Radio Farda. Once launched, we will continue to build out other languages and potentially other platforms, such as Apple TV. This is an exciting opportunity to reach new audiences.

RFE/RL Direct

Live HD Affiliate Distribution

Built upon our robust CMS, this product provides a direct means of immediate HD quality content distribution to our affiliates. They can search, preview and download video and audio content produced by language services. Working together with the BBG, we have big plans for Direct. In September, VOA, MBN, RFA and OCB content will also be available. There will be live streaming, newsletter blasts, breaking news, editor’s choice, and infographics.

MAM

Multimedia Asset Management System

MAM is a tool that catalogues, indexes, stores, retrieves and renders multimedia assets -- namely images, audio and video. Closely integrated with professional video equipment such as cameras, video mixers and playout servers, it represents the core of any modern broadcasting organization. Built on the success of Pangea CMS, We are expanding Pangea’s functionality to allow multimedia products to flow smoothly from our journalists to our audience. MAM will be instrumental to the future success of USIM, solving the technology and distribution challenges we face today.

Official Honoree 2012, 2013, 2014

Radio & Podcast Category

Finalist 2014

Best Mobile Publishing Product

Nominee 2014

Microsite Sochi: Outside of the Arena

Publisher of Choice

"Pangea is our 4th CMS at Voice of America and by far the best. With new features added monthly we are able to keep pace with news delivery technology that is rapidly changing. We appreciate the sophisticated interface, robust web platform, and modern design for publishing our content to the Internet."

— Martha Townes, VOA Internet Managing Editor

Get in Touch

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